We Live Here: A Portrait of Liverpool

It feels like ages since I’ve done this. Spent a whole day walking round Liverpool for the sheer love, joy and appreciation of doing it. Visiting some favourite places, seeing some favourite people and, all in all, having one perfect day. With occasional observations. Let’s go. I was with a friend who’s recently come to […]

Winter morning, Northern England

Winter morning, Northern England,Quiet frost has fallen down, Quiet scraping of the windscreens,Winter morning, winter sound. Winter children plead and wonder”Maybe will it snow today?”Probably not like it used to,Winter morning goes away. All becoming winter evening,After too short afternoon,Icy pavements walking home, thenWinter morning coming soon. Comes the morning one week laterWoken by transluscent […]

On Smithdown: Off the buses

Since last writing on Monday I’ve walked in all week now and it’s been great. Forty minutes from home at the Penny Lane end then all the way along Smithdown Road’s ups and downs into the university. I got the bus one particularly early cold and wet morning, I’m not stupid, but other than that […]

Votes for Women? Liverpool 2017

Not a long ago tale of suffragette struggle but a dystopian story from the Liverpool City Region today, expressed as a heart warming seasonal song, via The Handmaid’s Tale. Much more of the song later, first let’s talk. Now I’ve got no particular problem with men. I’ve been one, at first a boy version of […]

Like you would do for one you love: For Liverpool and Leeds

I’ve been thinking about Liverpool, which probably won’t surprise anyone who knows me. Also thinking of Leeds and Leonard Cohen, which might. The thinking brought on by an early morning Saturday tweet which mentioned how much a friend and I openly love our places, my friend Phil being from Leeds. This was sent as part […]

The Story of the The Beautiful Parks

  As 2018 gets properly going ideas for Liverpool’s parks are starting to emerge. I’ll be able to tell you more soon, more about this story and what happened next. Listen… ✹ There is magic all around us. Stories waiting to be told. In every park & street the future is waiting. Listen, while I […]